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Secrecy, power and the hidden agenda behind the singing Priests

7253465I’m thinking of submitting this article to Comment is Free: Belief. But the Guardian on-line would never publish something like this

The Priests: the politics behind the singing sensation

They may be popular among ordinary Catholics, but the cult following of The Priests serves the hierarchy’s political purposes well
Some commentators have argued that “the cult following of The Priests, though stimulated by their families and fellow clergy, grew among ordinary Catholics first” and even die-hard atheist commentators seem to have accepted the idea that the both the wider cult and the ongoing success of their live shows are characterised by a spontaneous outpouring of devotion amongst the faithful. But far from being a grassroots movement, The Priests have been vigorously marketed by a powerful political entity – the Catholic church. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm